A year ago, Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams were in the Super Bowl — a game the New England Patriots won. A year later, Donald and the Rams are watching from home.
While some Rams players may choose a side, Donald won’t. He’s not rooting for the dynamic Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs or the division rival-San Francisco 49ers. In an exclusive interview with Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire, he revealed that he doesn’t care who wins.
“I’m just going to watch, I don’t really care who wins,” Donald said. “I’m not there, so I really don’t care about winning and losing. I just think it’s going to be a good game. It’s two solid teams, from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive side of the ball. So I’m just going to tune in and see but I don’t really care who wins or loses.”
For Donald, there is no reason to root for either of the teams. He shares very few ties with both and the 49ers, if anything, stand as one of the Rams’ least-liked teams. Instead, he’ll be watching the Super Bowl as a fan of football, like so many do.
Donald did not get his three-peat Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2019, but he continued to play the part of a game-breaker for the Rams’ defense. In 16 games, he tallied 12.5 sacks, 48 combined tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 24 QB hits and two forced fumbles. Donald earned an All-Pro nod for the fifth-straight season for his efforts.